MALAY ART GALLERY'S....House of  Keris

Keris Melayu Bugis Luk 7.

Keris Melayu Bugis Luk 7 – Another very good example of a keris from the Malaysian peninsular regions, with the handle in the kerdas form and made from well selected kemuning woods. Top sheath is made of very well selected hard kemuning woods with natural flashing and contrasting grains. Bottom stem is made of angsena woods with tiger’s stripe grains, and an ivory bottom tip. A thick and well repoussed brass pendoko or ferrule completes fittings.

Very sturdy blade with seven waves or luks and well executed perabots or base features, that includes the typical Bugis hexagonal cross sectioned.

 Pamor patterns are arranged in the mlumah technique, and are of the kulit semangko or melon’s skin variations. At the base some unplanned pamor patterns, or pamor tiban forms, and has mystical references (pamor rojo gundolo).
 The pamor kulit semangko is said to enhance the owner popularity, and the pamor tiban are of the protective nature, protecting from “unseen” forces.

Condition: Very good condition. Aside from minor edge wears and hairline cracks at hilt, rest is all in very good condition.

Age:  Krises are traditionally made without any date stampings or engravings of the makers' name. Although a kris smith or "empu" has his own styles configured together with the dapor and especially the ganjar (cross piece). Obvious age wear and tear, usage, familiarity with forms, motifs and designs, origin and history, mediums and materials used are our guidelines in determining an approximate age. This particular piece, from our experience and knowledge, should go back to the late 19th century.

Length of blade: 14".   Overall length: 18.5".

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We are confident that you will be satisfied with this item and we guarantee it to be materially as presented. However, if the item does meet your expectations, it may be returned within 7 days of receipt for a complete refund of the purchased price, less the shipping cost, provided the item is returned in its original condition.

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